Want to bring a Permaculture Module to your University?

Permaculture Magazine
Thursday, 15th July 2021

Permaculture is an important tool for creating resilient, sustainable and regenerative communities, economies and food systems. The new PermaModule, currently in its pilot phase, brings permaculture education to universities, key institutions in the processes of social change and development.

The PermaModule Project is bringing permaculture education to universities across Europe.

This Erasmus+ project, being coordinated by SAFE, four universities and two associations was launched in September 2019 and is the first undergraduate module on permaculture.

The four partner universities are:

  • the University of Liège-Gembloux AgroBioTech (Belgium)
  • the University of Malta (Malta)
  • the University of Catania (Italy)
  • the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (Romania)

And the two permaculture associations:

  • the Accademia Italiana di Permacultura (Italy)
  • the Institutul de Cercetare in Permacultura din Romania (Romania)

The consortium came together to bring permaculture to higher education, seeing a lack of permaculture education within universities, which are key institutions in the processes of social change and development. This kind of education is vital to tackling the many social and environmental problems we and are planet are facing.

The project provides universities with the necessary tools for learning permaculture, including a detailed teacher coursebook, an interactive student handbook, and an e-learning platform where students can access course material and collaborate.

The module is built around three main outputs:

  • curriculum, including its teaching methodology, several intensive study programmes in permaculture
  • student handbook to support lectures and on-field work from students
  • an online platform.

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Apply to your university

To implement the course at your instititution visit: https://permamodule.moodlecloud.com

More information can be found at: www.safefoodadvocacy.eu/permaculture-module-project

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